RSS03.31 Language Development for Academic Writing

Do you need to communicate your research in scientific papers or publications but do you still find aspects of English an ongoing challenge? Do you struggle with English tenses, articles (the and a), word order or effective sentence structure? Does your native language work very differently? Is direct translation just not possible because your language does not, for example, use tense or articles? Language Development for Academic Writing was developed with speakers of non-European languages in mind. Using a highly practical digital language platform and receiving input and feedback from your teacher on your own writing, you will gain the insight and tools you need to overcome these final language hurdles. All grammatical issues are explained taking into account the language backgrounds of participants.

Language Development for Academic Writing will be taught according to the ‘flipping the classroom’ principle. This means that, before every group meeting, you will independently study materials in our online environment GOALS (Global Online Academic Learning Support).  These materials consist of modules on the above class topics and will guide you through ‘readings’ (containing theory) and subsequent ‘ interactive tasks’ (exercises for which you will receive immediate feedback). All materials focus on the academic/scientific writing genre. During class, we will take what you learned as a point of departure in order for you to further build your editing skills by means of group work, peer feedback, discussions and other activities.

Detailed program (pdf, 24 kB)


3 July 2023 - 7 July 2023
Course Fee

Regular: €725

Early Bird: €652,50 (application deadline* April 1st)

Scholarships and discounts Find more information here
Application deadline

May 1st

*Your application is only completed when the course fee has been paid

Course leader Edith Schouten
Level of participant
  • Advanced Bachelor
  • Master
  • PhD
Admission requirements We expect participants to have at least some experience in academic writing in English. This course is most effective when you are working on an article or thesis chapter while you are taking it.
Admission documents
  • To get the student/PhD discount you need to upload a copy of your Student card or other proof of registration
  • If you are not a student/PhD, you can upload an empty document under 'Student Card'.
  • CV
Mode of Study On Campus
Location Radboud University